Friendship, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Just When You Need It

I am not the fondest of unexpected guests dropping by my home unannounced, but I was pleasantly surprised to have my two best friends to stop by recently one evening when they couldn’t reach me. It’s like God knew not only what I needed, but who I needed in the right moment just to feel the existence of his love.

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Guard Your Heart

Each one of us has a unique story along with having various other details about our personal lives that we have a choice to disclose. Depending on our personalities and preferences some of us are more transparent naturally in sharing with others. I am for the most part an open person, but I have learned that even in openness that we should guard our hearts in protecting our stories in journey.

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Name Calling : Remember You’re A Child Of God

The immaturity of name calling is loosely associated with the behavior of children on the playground. I recall my adolescent years in middle school where there would be neighborhood jiving contests in which the most hilarious blow towards another person would bring upon an eruption of loud " Ooh ooh" from those of us surrounding… Continue reading Name Calling : Remember You’re A Child Of God

Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Stop Ruminating In Trusting With God: Let It Go!

I told my little strong willed daughter to let it go after we walked to the car to leave our one on one walk after an incident on the playground when an impromptu playmate decided to act unfairly in a tag game they were playing together. My daughter kept looking back yelling," Not fair, you cheated!" I shared with her that it was just a game, and I advised her to move on. She couldn't help but look back with tears in being so upset continuing to repeat the same action until we made it to the car. There are times in our walk with God where some trivial action takes place that for the life of us we can't let it go in ruminating over the situation instead of moving forward.

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Finish What You Started :Come Back Home :

My intentions were extended from a short break to a few months in a longer hiatus in seeing how quickly things can plie up in ongoing mundane tasks, distractions, family urgencies, and later excuses. There may times when we feel like we've fell to far off the wagon to a place of no return, but we thankfully serve a loving God who says it's never to late to come back home in finishing what he manifested in us to do.

Journeys In Motherhood

What Do Single Moms Do On Mother’s Day?

I felt a mixed of emotions leading up to my first Mother's Day as a single mom. I braced myself without holding on to any expectation leading up the holiday in knowing that it would be different. I pondered a few questions in my mind about single moms I've known, my own mother from growing… Continue reading What Do Single Moms Do On Mother’s Day?

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Stop Hiding : The Enemy’s Tool of Isolation

I'm sure many moms would agree to needing a little alone time to gather their bearings. I'm all for alone time in admitting that the ambivert in me can use an interaction break occasionally, but there is a big difference in totally isolating yourself in an attempt to recluse. Isolation is a strategic tactic that the devil uses to have us ball up into hiding when we feel ashamed, defeated attacked, and scared. We most hold true in understanding the depths of God's mercy knowing nothing can separate us from his love.

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

We’re Going To The Beach! : Growing In Patience

I reminisce often about a paper my daughter wrote a few years back desperately wanting to visit the beach. She shared in her paper that if she could go anywhere in the world it would be seaside with her toes in the sand. She could hardly wait to the point that her anxiousness lead to… Continue reading We’re Going To The Beach! : Growing In Patience

The Little Things That Count

The Five Love Languages: Apply The Five Languages Overall

The 5 Love Languages can help us grow overall in our relationships with our spouses/ partners, children, and other relationships in applying in effort. I have grown to have more rewarding connections with others since learning the 5 Love Languages with a better understanding of how I best receive love along with expressing it.

Women and Moms Who Inspire

Homeschooling Inspiration with Nike Anderson of The Homeschool Genius

Nike Anderson is the founder of The Homeschool Genius which provides insight from her personal experience as a homeschooling mom, a wealth of resources for homeschooling families, and helpful tips for families new to starting their homeschooling journey. Nike provides sound wisdom to help families grow in confidence in home education .

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Rest, Come, and Connect With Me: Strengthening Your Prayer Life

I awoke this morning to discover a little 7 year old drifter coming in my bedroom for one on one while her siblings were still asleep in their beds. She just wanted to connect undisturbed, and I could feel while she was in my arms a release from morning  anxiousness. There is an immediate urge within our spirits when find ourselves going too far along without connecting to God as our power source wholeheartedly. 

Autism Support & Awareness

Encouragement For Special Needs Moms

I didn't step out on my motherhood journey to be a special needs parent, but I will say that being a special needs mother has been a true testament of tenacity in experience. I'm an autism mom, and I am also a mom of multiple children with specific learning disabilities along with a child on… Continue reading Encouragement For Special Needs Moms

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Don’t Take The Bait : Keeping Your Cool

The kids and I are going fishing together for the first time. My youngest daughter wanted to know why some fish get caught, and why other fish don't. I shared that the fish that aren't so easily caught are smart enough to recognize the bait. The same applies in real life scenarios that we face as believers in tests of  being baited into conflict, enticed in coming out of character, and being pressured to engage in brutish behavior towards others is being able to recognize the bait that is being thrown in not taking it in.

Journeys In Motherhood

“Mama What’s Going On?”: The Day Your Teen Really Asks What’s Happening In The World Around Them

There comes a point in our lives as parents that we can no longer shield our children from the ongoings of major world events that they see are happening in the news. My son has matured to ask questions about world events that he experiences that effects him in interferences, connect with in empathy, and… Continue reading “Mama What’s Going On?”: The Day Your Teen Really Asks What’s Happening In The World Around Them

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Trusting God: Thanks For Looking Out

I reflect sometimes from days growing up from the guidance, instruction, and occasional discipline giving to me by my parents and grandparents thinking how although at the time I sulked in being in my feelings that they were actually looking out for me. My children give me the same facial impressions I gave my parents… Continue reading Trusting God: Thanks For Looking Out

Mom Motivation And Empowerment

6 Things I’m Taking Into The New Year

We can all agree that 2020 was a beast to get through in a year personally, and it impacted our families with added stressors as moms. I had some hits and misses from last year. I'm an under forty divorced mom of four that has lived through 9-11, Katrina, 2 economic crashes, and a global… Continue reading 6 Things I’m Taking Into The New Year

Mom Motivation And Empowerment

Breathe Mama : Beat The Holiday Blues and Beyond

I love watching the holidays through the precious eyes of my children in seeing their excitement. Their innocence in not recognizing grown up emotions fully allowed me the safety to hide my feelings in being a bit more down this holiday season than usual; my children were protected in not carrying the burden of mommy's… Continue reading Breathe Mama : Beat The Holiday Blues and Beyond

Spiritual Growth and Understanding

When Helping Hurts : A Divine Referral In Intervention

There will be times that we may feel like we're going in circles in helping others who refuse to meet us halfway, but know we serve a mighty God that can handle helping us all ensuring that he gets the glory for deliverance in the situation at hand.